The Mrs. Quent Trilogy

“A work that mixes the rich pleasures of a Victorian epic with elements of the fantastic, an imaginative eye, and a dry sense of humor.”  —Rick Kleffel,

“A charming and accomplished debut, sure to delight fantasy aficionados and lovers of gothic romance alike.”  —Jacqueline Carey, author of Kushiel’s Mercy

“Like its characters, it is not merely devastatingly clever, but has a heart and a soul.”  —Ellen Kushner, author of The Privilege of the Sword

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent

Of the three Lockwell sisters—romantic Lily, prophetic Rose, and studious Ivy—all agree that it’s the eldest, the book-loving Ivy, who has held the family together ever since their father’s retreat into his silent vigil in the library upstairs. Everyone blames Mr. Lockwell’s malady on his magkical studies, but Ivy alone still believes—both in magick, and in its power to bring her father back.

But there are others in the world who believe in magick as well. Over the years Ivy has glimpsed them—the strangers in black topcoats and hats who appear at the door, strangers of whom their mother will never speak. Ivy once thought them secret benefactors, but now she’s not so certain.

After tragedy strikes, Ivy takes a job with the reclusive Mr. Quent in a desperate effort to preserve her family. It’s only then that she discovers the fate she shares with a jaded young nobleman named Dashton Rafferdy, his ambitious friend Eldyn Garritt, and a secret web of highwaymen, revolutionaries, illusionists, and spies who populate the island nation of Altania.

For there is far more to Altania than meets the eye, and more to magick than mere fashion. And in the act of saving her father, Ivy will determine whether the world faces a new dawn—or an everlasting night….

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The House on Durrow Street

“A charming and mannered fantasy confection with a darker core of gothic romance” is how New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb described Galen Beckett’s marvelous series opener, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent. Now Beckett returns to this world of dazzling magick and refined manners, where one extraordinary woman’s choice will put the fate of a nation—and all she cherishes—into precarious balance.

Her courage saved the country of Altania and earned the love of a hero of the realm. Now sensible Ivy Quent wants only to turn her father’s sprawling, mysterious house into a proper home. But soon she is swept into fashionable society’s highest circles of power—a world that is vital to her family’s future but replete with perilous temptations.

Yet far greater danger lies beyond the city’s glittering ballrooms—and Ivy must race to unlock the secrets that lie within the old house on Durrow Street before outlaw magicians and an ancient ravening force plunge Altania into darkness forever.

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The Master of Heathcrest Hall

Even as her husband is about to attain undreamed-of power, Ivy Quent fears for her family’s safety. With war looming and turmoil sweeping the nation of Altania, Ivy finds the long-abandoned manor on the moors a temporary haven.

But nowhere is really safe from the treachery that threatens all the Quents have risked to achieve. And an even greater peril is stirring deep within the countryside’s beautiful green estates.

As Ivy dares an alliance with a brilliant illusionist and a dangerous lord, she races to master her forbidden talents and unravel the terrible truth at the heart of her land’s unrest—even as a triumphant, inhuman darkness rises to claim Altania eternally for its own.

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8 thoughts on “The Mrs. Quent Trilogy”

  1. Sonia Mehta said:

    Absolutely loved the Quent books. Will there be a fourth? Please say there will!

  2. Mark Anthony said:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the books, Sonia! These characters and this world all mean a great deal to me. That said, there are no plans for any more books in the series. But just because I won’t be writing more Mrs. Quent novels doesn’t mean Ivy’s own story won’t go on. I really feel like she has a life of her own, now that she’s met so many other people. Her tale will continue–and hopefully not just in my thoughts, but in others.

    • Penelope Pokoati said:

      It is as if the world within the books is alive, I feel drawn towards wondering what, where and how about the characters. I do wish the stories would continue, and I see others have requested maps etc, your storytelling has drawn us in seeking to continue growing our understanding of the places and people you have described and given life to. Thank you

  3. Rodney Smith said:

    Hi my name is Rodney i love the Quent series and i hope Eldyn and Dercy will be back as well i loved there characters as well Mr Rafferdy.

  4. I don’t suppose you have a map of Altania or or at least of the Grand City of Invarel???

  5. Can you tell me if there are any maps related to this series? I’d love to be able to look around and se where some of these landmarks are in relation to each other. Like where the Durrow Street house is relative to the illusionist’s theaters (which is spposedly at the east end of Durrow Street) or the churche(s) where Eldyn and his sister put in their time.

    [ Yeah – I know, I’m a little over 1/2 way through House. I’m a little behind, but I’m trying no to rush through this series. It’s so fascinating. ]

  6. Penelope Pokoati said:

    Is it possible to make the series available on ebook?

  7. Mary Lynn Ostrum said:

    I just discovered the Mrs Quent books in our local library and I was enthralled. The characters are all so detailed and interesting and you have them interact in so many ways. On my next trip I’ll look for your novels under your other name. Thanks for new and exciting reading material!

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